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1997 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 7-4, .636 W-L% (33rd of 112)
Conference: WAC (Mountain Division) (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ken Hatfield (7-4)

PS/G: 27.8 (40th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 25.9 (67th of 112)
SRS: -1.02 (62nd of 112) ▪ SOS: -3.57 (85th of 112)

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Chad Nelson* QB 20 Cmp, 50 Att, 526 Yds, 2 TD
2 Jeremy Bates QB 5 Cmp, 18 Att, 59 Yds, 0 TD
3 Rodd Newhouse* RB 37 Att, 212 Yds, 5.7 Avg
4 Michael Perry* RB 162 Att, 1034 Yds, 6.4 Avg
5 Benji Wood* RB 172 Att, 936 Yds, 5.4 Avg
6 Robert Forrester RB 2 Att, 1 Yds, 0.5 Avg
7 Keilone Gordon RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
8 Anthony Griffin RB 5 Att, 23 Yds, 4.6 Avg
9 Clint Leschber RB 56 Att, 192 Yds, 3.4 Avg
10 Chad Richardson RB 31 Att, 187 Yds, 6.0 Avg
11 Jason Blackwell* WR 14 Rec, 210 Yds, 15.0 Avg
12 Byron Godfrey* WR 4 Rec, 179 Yds, 44.8 Avg
13 Mike Jones WR 1 Rec, 65 Yds, 65.0 Avg
14 Tony Washington WR 1 Rec, 17 Yds, 17.0 Avg
15 Neal Gray* OL
16 Alex Morris* OL
17 Mark Spinner* OL
18 Charles Torello* OL
19 Mike Vietor* OL
20 Rod Beavan OL
21 Aaron Sandoval OL
22 Andy Clifton* DL
23 Andrew Hughes* DL
24 Terrence Melton* DL
25 Judd Smith* DL
26 Julian Duncan DL
27 Jake Jackson DL
28 Thomas Benford* LB
29 Rashad Reynolds* LB
30 Larry Ruffin* LB
31 Ben Wulf LB
32 Brent Huffman* DB
33 LaDouphyous McCalla* DB
34 Travis Ortega* DB
35 Adrian Sadler* DB
36 Karlon Bedford DB
37 David Grenardo DB
38 LonDee Smith DB